Firefighters ask for help in keeping hydrants clear
ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Firefighters in our area are once again asking for the public’s assistance in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow.
The Onalaska fire department crews had to search for a hydrant that was buried in the snow Tuesday night while responding to a home fire.
The hydrant was not needed by crews for the fire.
However, firefighters warn the next fire might be different.
“Adopt a hydrant is if you are fit, some what fit and your capable of clearing out that hydrant, every second counts in a fire and it would greatly help the firefighters in our community as well as all communities,” said Troy Gudie, Onalaska Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief.
Onalaska’s Fire Department made a video to show how long it takes to dig out a fire hydrant.
You can find it on our facebook page.
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